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Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
AgweekTV: Show Goats
Swimming and Diving: Cards land in third place in home True Team meet
Boys basketball: Big first half guides Lakers by ACGC
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria drops third straight
Boys basketball: Balanced effort leads Knights past CGB
Girls basketball: Panthers own Tigers in home game
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Roger E. Cole
Bryan John Appelget
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
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January 6, 2018
Garfield farmer protects water
A Garfield farmer has been recognized for using farming practices that protect water quality. Jerald Morical was certified by the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District through the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a voluntary program that officials...
January 6, 2018 - 4:11pm
January 2, 2018
Conservation trust offers scholarships
Residents of Douglas, Pope, Grant or Otter Tail counties may apply for environmental science scholarships from the Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on scholastic success and demonstrated interest in the environmental sciences. Applications...
January 2, 2018 - 2:20pm
December 14, 2016
Easement program applications are under way
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Minnesota reminds the public that applications for both Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program can be made to the local NRCS office, 900 Robert St. NE, Alexandria....
December 14, 2016 - 11:00am
November 16, 2016
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation's largest conservation program. Applications will be made...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
USDA funding available in six focus areas
U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking new proposals for cutting-edge projects that will provide new conservation opportunities through its Conservation Innovation Grants program. Through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the department will invest up to $25 million...
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
COMMENTARY: Rural America is back in business
By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Washington, D.C. We know when rural communities do well, America does well. Rural America provides us with the food we eat, the water we drink and the energy we use, not to mention a disproportionate percentage of the nation's military that keeps...
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
September 9, 2016
Land Trust seeking interested landowners to conserve wetlands
The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for landowners who want to conserve their wetlands and surrounding areas in Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas,...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will convene a local work group (LWG) meeting on June 28 at the USDA Ag Service Center in Alexandria. The purpose is to provide guidance and discuss local...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Dayton pursues funding for clean water, wildlife habitat
Continuing his work to improve water quality and wildlife habitat, Governor Mark Dayton recently submitted a $795 million proposal to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for Minnesota. This federal, state and local...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Farmers should consider conservation strategies
Editor's note: The following article was submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Low crop prices are expected for 2016, and many are looking at negative returns per acre. However, there are things you can do to improve your bottom line including 1) reducing tillage and equipment...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal government to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Landowners invited to conserve wetlands
The Minnesota Land Trust is looking for landowners who want to conserve their wetlands in Becker, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Otter Tail, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Pope and Todd counties. The Minnesota Land Trust is working to combat wetland loss with its new Wetland Habitat...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Interactive online map displays farm conservation efforts
Have you ever wondered why farmers leave a wide strip of lush green grasses in certain sections of their corn fields?
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline set
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year. Re-enrolling land for another five years requires a renewal application to the U.S.
September 9, 2014 - 12:27pm
August 13, 2014
USDA reminds farmers of conservation compliance changes in 2014 Farm Bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file. The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am